In the event of inclement weather, every attempt will be made to hold class.  If there is inclement weather, the determination to postpone will be made the day of class. 
During Spring, Summer and Fall
If the indoor Discovery Sports Center facility is available, class will be moved inside.  Generally, the indoor facility is available on weekdays (Monday-Friday), and therefore weekday classes will be held regardless of weather. The indoor facility is generally NOT available on weekends (Saturday-Sunday) due to previously scheduled activities, however, CALL THE WEATHER HOTLINE OR CHECK YOUR EMAIL OR TEXT MESSAGES to be sure we have not moved inside.
** Remember NO CLEATS are allowed in the Discovery Sports Center.
If class is cancelled, you will be notified by e-mail with the reschedule date.
Lightning Detection System and AED's at the Maryland SoccerPlex

Lightning Detection System

The purpose of this system is to protect patrons using the facility when dangerous storms pass through.

Sensors have been installed on the roof of the Discovery Sports Center.  When dangerous conditions exist, the following steps will take place:

  • Horns on the roof will sound for 15 seconds
  • The 15-second blast indicates ALL patrons must immediately go to their cars
  • This 15-second horn will blast when dangerous conditions have been identified, even if you do not see lightning, do not ignore this signal
  • When dangerous conditions no longer exist, the horns will blast 3 shorter bursts
  • You may return to the field after the 3 shorter blasts have sounded


An automated external defibrillator (or AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a person. 

There are five devices currently installed at the complex (with a sixth to be added) in the following locations:

  1. Inside the Discovery Sports Center, directly across from the front desk (next to the trophy case)
  2. One in each satellite restroom building
  3. One attached to the pole on the scoreboard at the Stadium field

Click here to learn how to use the AEDs at the MD SoccerPlex.

Weather Alerts

EMAIL: An email will be sent by the SAM office in the event of any game or class cancellation or rescheduling as soon as possible.  

TEXT: To receive a text message in regards to any schedule changes/cancellations please click "Receive Text Messages" for SMS text messages in your registration household.  See screenshot below:

PHONE: Please call the Weather Hotline, 301-528-1497, for any schedule changes/cancellations due to inclement weather.


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